Construction Trades Technology
Gain the skills to work on local construction jobs, with specialized knowledge for building practices in Alaska and the North. The certificate in construction trades technology at UAF is a hands-on program taught by professionals with decades of practical experience. Courses cover topics such as workplace safety, hand and power tool usage, blueprint reading, construction measuring, and plumbing and heating, with an emphasis on saving money by doing home repairs. You can focus your construction certificate in carpentry, facility maintenance or sustainable energy.
Who Is the Construction Training Program Designed For?
The certificate in construction trades is designed for students living in rural communities of Alaska who want to gain practical skills for everything from construction jobs to making home improvements. If you like working with your hands, using tools and solving problems, our construction training program could be right for you.
How is the construction training program delivered?
UAF’s School of Rural and Community Development offers the construction certificate through an in-person cohort held each semester in Fairbanks, Alaska. Construction training courses may also be made available in your home community depending on your needs.
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Why Earn Your Certificate in Construction at UAF?
Hands-on learning in the construction training program
Expect plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning when you take part in UAF’s school for construction. Here are a few examples of practical skills you’ll develop through our construction job training:
- How to install and repair drywall.
- How to install doors and windows.
- How to install cabinets, countertops, floor coverings and trim.
- How to use and understand construction blueprints and drawings.
- How to safely use hand and power tools and personal protection equipment.
Construction trades offer reliable and often well-paying job opportunities for a broad range of skillsets. The construction certificate will help prepare you with the skills to get started in construction jobs or an apprenticeship. Graduates of our trade school for construction may go on to future careers as:
- Flooring installers
- Facility maintenance workers
Explore Classes in the Construction Training ProgramRequired courses for the construction certificate program cover topics including hand and power tool use, blueprint reading, construction safety, construction measurement and mathematics for the trades. Concentrations are available in carpentry, facility maintenance and sustainable energy.
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